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RobJF

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Hi guys, I'm new here.

I find myself in possession of a 10yo ToneWeaver Nitro (I think) and some of the strings are visibly tarnished.

I have no experience of tapping and I'm currently undecided whether to sell or attempt to learn it. (I have a couple of standard guitars/basses and noodle around a bit on them but that's as far as it goes.)

Probably selling is the more sensible option but for the best price I guess I should clean/polish it and replace strings.

So my focus right now is on sourcing strings. I've had a quick look around but not found any easy options. There's a post about using D'Addario Loopends but when I clicked the link I got trojan warnings from the antivirus! Then I googled them but the length never seems to be mentioned.

So I'm hoping somebody in here might have the string source info that could save me a lot of hassle.

Or should I just side-swerve all that and try to sell it as-is? [idea]
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The link in my post about Daddario loop end plain steel strings is now dead due to site updates, i added an updated link.
The length is always 46.5", do not worry, i have bought many recently and they are more than long enough for a Megatar. However you will need to add improvised ferrules as i discuss. This will be the cheapest source of plain steel strings that are long enough.
For the roundwound strings you could use bass guitar single strings, but use a brand with gauges down to .025.
You also will need to research the 'winding length' of the thicker bass strings (anything over roughly .080), and measure the Megatar, to ensure that the headstock-end taper lies between nut and tuner post.
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Big George Waters

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That's your call friend, how did you come to have one of these babies ??

If you choose to sell it, you'll have no problem there - as the Megatars are pretty rare - not something you see for sale too often, not too mention no longer being made.

Somebody - some company needs to step up and see if they can be licensed to sell the Megatar Strings - and again, since Megatar is no longer around - this should not be a problem, because if the strings are good - the Stick players will try 'em out as well....

My chief complaint with all these types of long scale tapping instruments is just that - getting strings is a real pain, hence why I settled on an NS-Stick, because it has a locking nut on the headstock and tuners on the body - I can get away which much shorter strings with that instrument.

Good Luck with whatever path you choose to take.


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Big George W

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Mobius Megatar - tuned in Classic Stick Tuning [5ths/4ths]

M.Megatar Toneweaver - tuned in Major 3rds

Warr Phalanx 12 - tuned in 5ths [melody], 4ths [bass]

NS Stick Transparent Green w/Moses graphite neck, tuned in 8-string Guitar Intervals

digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Markbass, EA, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Ampeg, Trace Elliot, Furman

 

 

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RobJF

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I acquired it in AFAIK perfectly legal but slightly mysterious circumstances... [cool]

Pretty sure I'm going to sell it, now. I like the idea of playing it, but I'm of an age where I'm beginning to feel my time is limited -- and I've always been lazy anyway... [rolleyes]

So is the Classifieds section here the best place to find a buyer?
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Big George Waters

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I would post it on Reverb if I wanted to sell it quick.
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Mobius Megatar - tuned in Classic Stick Tuning [5ths/4ths]

M.Megatar Toneweaver - tuned in Major 3rds

Warr Phalanx 12 - tuned in 5ths [melody], 4ths [bass]

NS Stick Transparent Green w/Moses graphite neck, tuned in 8-string Guitar Intervals

digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Markbass, EA, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Ampeg, Trace Elliot, Furman

 

 

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Email me back at gdrakeley@tx.rr.com, i've quite a few sets of original Megatar strings and am willing to part with a few if you're still looking.
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